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Witnesses sought to Somerton burglary

On Saturday April 5, 2014 at around 5.30pm a property in Behind Berry, Somerton, a man entered a house and picked up some trainers before being disturbed by the homeowner. He then pushed past her and ran off. The victim has described as the man as being in his thirties or early forties, 5’7” tall

Langport Battlesite still not safe

A planning application to put an industrial scale solar panel site next to Tengore Lane continues to rumble on. We understand that the Planning Inspector will review the site in person during the course of this week. After an earlier application failed having been appealed all the way up to the Planning Inspectorate, a new

Registration offices to close

A review of the registration service by Somerset County Council has led to a decision to close the registration offices at Wincanton and Wellington. The Registration Service is a statutory duty that the County Council performs in line with an agreement with central government. It is responsible for registering our births marriages and deaths and

Beware fake £50 notes

Beware! Please help us by alerting all businesses and members of the public to a conman who is passing off forged £50 notes in the area. This is not the first time this has happened in the Levels area in the past 12 months. Two shops in Langport are the most recent victims. In this instance we

Flood area health risks

The following is a public health message from Somerset County Council for all residents in areas impacted by the flooding: Schools in Somerset break up next week and while the vast majority of floodwater has gone from the Levels and Moors, there are still some extra precautions that can be taken. Children should keep clear of

Legals costs for Sheila Wheeler and mystery case published

In announcing the total legal costs associated with the departure of Sheila Wheeler (£55,000 if you are interested) Somerset County Council have also revealed that a further £109,000 was spent defending the council against complaints made by “several individuals within the Council”. This is a not insignificant sum on a case that we are told

Car driver assaulted in Martock

Avon and Somerset police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which occurred in the Martock area last Tuesday, that was the 18th March. The incident took place at around midday, when the victim was sat in his car at the traffic lights. He was approached by a motorcyclist who punched him several times through

Tourism workshops planned for the Levels

In the aftermath of the flooding there has been a fair amount of head scratching over hwta to do to bring our local economy back to life. The Levels are certainly on the map as far as the rest of the country are concerned, but for all the wrong reasons. Now that the area does

Ile Valley Children’s Centre

Parents and families can have their say on the Ile Valley (Ilminster) Children’s Centre this month as part of Somerset County Council’s moves to consult with local people on the future running of the service. These consultations are being conducted with a view to ensuring the centres remain open and continue providing their current services.

Auction for flood victims

Auction of promises at Othery Village Hall Due to a bit of a massive error on our part, the following article which was due to be in our March edition got “left behind.” This is particularly galling as it was for a fund raiser for the flooding. I reproduce it below in full with apologies